Continuing on from the French hussars for the 1799 project, off the desk is a dozen Austrian dragoons. These dragoons are kitted out as the 3rd Dragoon Regiment still wearing their increasingly, old fashioned bicornes.
The 3rd Dragoons are AB Miniatures from the Austrian Revolutionary Wars range and have quickly become one of my favorite sculpts. Such crisp and fine detail. Marvelous figures!
After photographing both the hussars and dragoons and placing them in their storage box, I discovered an error. To my despair, I found that I mounted these cavalry on the wrong size base. I know, I should measure twice and base once. Unfortunately, confusion arose after basing cavalry for the 1859 project. One uses 40mm x 30mm stands while I have opted for 1.5 inch squares for the 1799 project. Rework! Most unpleasant. Still, better than the time I dullcoated 24 15mm French infantry with flat black. Took years to recover from that episode.